SMWC Defeats Madison WC
34-13

Gwynn Park, MD
May 6, 1999

PG Journal Article

Despite missing several of its top guns, Gwynn Park HS based Southern Maryland Wrestling Club easily handled Madison Wrestling Club of Fairfax, VA in a freestyle wresling duel meet on Wednesday. Loosing only three matches to the visitors, SMWC remains the premier off season wrestling club for youth through open age wrestlers in the Washington Metro region.

"We've had a tremendous run so far." stated Head Coach Bruce Gabrielson. "Our junior league team won the Capital Area Wrestling League Crown this winter, then we walked away with the Maryland State Wrestling Association's 1999 Folkstyle Club Championships two months ago. Now our freestyle team is poised to defend its 1999 East Coast Club Championships title in June."

Hayfield HS based Gunston Wrestling Club also brought 7 members to scrimmage with SMWC members who didn't get matches, plus a number of SMWC's smaller wrestlers had to wrestle each other. Among the exciting kid's matches, Jamie Clark scored a fall at 1:21 in his match, while Ryan Buff quickly tech falled both of his opponents. The big SMWC inter-club match-up was between 8th graders Eli black and Rudy Rueda, both considered the best in the state and region. Rudy held the edge winning a difficult 4-1 victory.

Among the high school and open matches, Gunston's Thomas Ovalle won an exciting and hard fought 5-1 victory over SMWC's Milton Yates, and Gunston's Jerome Ollanere was down 6-0 when he caught SMWC's Brandyn Hardnett in a headlock and scored a fall at 2:10.

High school seniors have certainly found success with the club. Since 1988, 51 club members received wrestling scholarships to various top schools. Five members have signed so far this year.

SMWC practices Monday and Wednesday night at Gwynn Park HS.

Individual Results:

NAME/WT

May 6, 1999

Match Totals

SMWC

Madison

VA

105

0

5

Steven Barksdale

Fall

Chris Shelton

0

115

5

0

David Friedman

0

Kyle Parker

Inj def

125

5

0

David Oliver

0

Nick Alley

Fall

135

5

1

Mario Martinez

3

Jonas Bray

Fall

141

4

0

Jacob York

0

Darrell Foster

TF 10-0

147

1

3

Reed Carpenter

7 OT

Ryan Forman

4

152

4

0

Quinton Caruthers

0

Ivan Hardnett

TF 10-0

174

4

0

Nathan Dapper

0

Scott McAdoo

TF 10-0

179

5

1

Arash Tafakor

6

Omari Patterson

Fall

Hwt

1

3

Chris Ward

6

Akil Patterson

5

Total Team Score

34

13

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